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Trey Says Rubio Is Rock Solid

Rubio is a rock-solid conservative, according to Trey Gowdy. Trey Gowdy’s handling of the Benghazi hearings was a disaster, according to Trump. Because it allowed Hillary to “get away with murder”, Trump was careful to add, of course. Not because the idea of holding the former Secretary of State accountable for her and for State’s actions - or lack of - in relation to the attack in Benghazi is a bad thing.

That would have been Trump doing a Bernie Sanders on Benghazi.

But Sanders would love to do a Trump on Trump. As in trying to convince working voters who incline towards The Donald to instead look at Sander's proposals, without seeing him as an aging socialist renegade.

With Iowa a mere few weeks away, how the candidates play their hands is getting very interesting. It's about desperately trying to stay in the game in the case of Sanders, or reach and grab that pile of chips away from the leader, in the case of Rubio.

Sanders must be bluffing if he really thinks Trump supporters will drift his away in any sort of statistically significant numbers.

But Gowdy's endorsement of Rubio puts the Chairman of the House Select Committee in a place that he seemed not to want to be: placing his personal political capital on the line by linking it to a specific candidate.

Was Gowdy asked to do so? Was it suggested to him? Clearly he would never support Trump . But how about Ted Cruz? Can Rubio really claim to be more of a rock solid conservative than Ted Cruz can?

This is about electability. Or at least the perceived perfect electableness of Marco Rubio. The Latino vote, his flexible stand on immigration. His articulate ability during a hard nosed debate: he finished off Jeb's presidential ambitions with a few perfect jibes in response to Jeb's attacks on him. All while being cute, cuddly and pugnacious.

But Rubio a rock-solid conservative? That's a little harder to digest. Perhaps what Gowdy is really saying is that rock solid conservatives like Mr. Trey Gowdy himself, are lining up behind Rubio.

Posted by AllardK at December 30, 2015 7:03 PM
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